Chesapeake Chase - 14 Nights
Tour starts and ends in Washington, DC
2nts Washington, DC, 1nt Shenandoah Valley, 1nt Charlottesville, 1nt Richmond, 2nts Williamsburg, 2nts Virginia Beach, 2nts Eastern Shore, 2nts Annapolis, 1nt Baltimore.
Days 1 - 3
Washington, DC
Washington may be the U.S. Capital but prepare to be surprised. Offering a wealth of activities, foods and nightlife, DC is full of fun. Kick back with a Creole dinner and jazz at Washington’s legendary Blues Alley in Georgetown. Or head to the Adams Morgan neighbourhood, where you'll find an endless variety of cuisines from around the globe. Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Latin American...take your pick. Live blues music pours out of Madam's Organ and salsa dancing beckons at Havana Village, while stylish crowds flock to bars like Chloe, The Reef and Felix. Stop at the new Museum of the American Indian and the Newseum, well-named since it’s dedicated to the history of the media. Cross the Potomac to Fairfax County and shop the “Rodeo Drive of the East Coast” in Tysons Corner.
2 Nights – Washington, DC
Standard Hotel – The Capitol Skyline Hotel
Select Hotel – Marriott Wardman Park
Days 3 & 4
Shenandoah Valley, VA (95 mi/152 km)
Drive through lush countryside, past gracious horse farms to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Make a side stop at Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of Civil War battles, and then on Luray Caverns.
1 Night – Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Quality Inn Skyline Drive Front Royal
Select Hotel – Holiday Inn Hotel Front Royal
Days 4 & 5
Charlottesville, VA (64 mi/102 km)
Visit the mountaintop home of founding Father Thomas Jefferson, whose Monticello takes you back to the days when his great brain carved out a future for an independent United States of America.
1 Night – Charlottesville, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Comfort Inn Monticello
Select Hotel – Omni Charlottesville
Days 5 &6
Richmond, VA (71 mi/114 km)
In Richmond, be sure to see the Museum and White House of the Confederacy — very Victorian. Explore Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip where old waterfront warehouses have been restored into trendy shops and restaurants.
1 Night – Richmond, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Comfort Inn
Select Hotel – Linden Row Inn
Days 6 - 8
Williamsburg, VA (62 mi/99 km)
Travel to Williamsburg via scenic Route 5 and stop at Berkeley and Shirley Plantations along the way. Another highlight is Jamestown Island where America’s first permanent English settlement was established. The mid-Atlantic’s largest water play park, Water Country USA, features a 1950s and ‘60s surf-theme and offer tons of summertime fun with more than 30 slides, water rides and super soakin’ thrills.
2 Nights – Williamsburg, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Springhill Suites
Select Hotel – Residence Inn
Days 8 – 10
Virginia Beach, VA (59 mi/94 km)
Stop at Newport News’ impressive Mariner’s Museum before travelling to Virginia Beach, a popular resort with miles of public beach and boardwalk. Close to Virginia Beach is Norfolk, best known as home of 116 ships of the Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets at the US Naval Base. The Virginia Air and Space Center is located in nearby Hampton.
2 Nights – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Standard Hotel – Best Western Plus Oceanfront
Select Hotel – Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Days 10 – 12
Eastern Shore, MD (131 mi/210 km)
Travel across the 17-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Stop at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge or the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Island. Step into the past with a luncheon cruise from Crisfield to Tangier Island or Smith Island. Explore Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Visit beautiful St. Michaels where you can feast on the local specialty, crab, whilst overlooking the small picturesque harbour. Browse the antique shops, ice cream parlours and cafes and sit back and enjoy the delightful ambiance of this quaint town. See Tilghman Island, home port for many of the Chesapeake Bay’s remaining skipjacks.
2 Nights – Eastern Shore, Maryland
Standard Hotel – Best Western St. Michael Inn
Select Hotel – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
Days 12 – 14
Annapolis, MD (80 mi/128 km)
Before taking the ferry to Bellevue have lunch at the Robert Morris Inn in Cambridge, the setting for James Michener’s novel Chesapeake. Explore the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. At Maryland’s capital, Annapolis see the William Paca House and Gardens, the US Naval Academy and much more.
2 Nights – Annapolis, Maryland
Standard Hotel – Best Western Annapolis
Select Hotel – Historic Inns of Annapolis
Day 14 & 15
Baltimore, MD (30 mi/48 km)
On to Baltimore, with its bustling harbour, National Aquarium and fascinating neighbourhoods. Visit the USS Torsk (a WWII submarine), USS Constellation, and IMAX Theater; then dine in Little Italy for some authentic ethnic flavour.
1 Night – Baltimore, Maryland
Standard Hotel – Lord Baltimore Hotel
Select Hotel – Sheraton Inner Harbor
Day 15
Washington, DC
Flight home or extend you stay


Pre, post or extra nights: Pre, post & extra nights within the itinerary are available to be added to this tour, please let us know at time of booking if you would like to extend your stay anywhere and we will be happy to quote the extra nights.

Documentation/joining instructions: A prepaid voucher for your first hotel stay will be issued to you prior to travel, your fly drive guidebook with all other documents & maps etc will then be waiting for you for collection at the first hotel.
Included in the tour: Accommodation, All hotel taxes, Fly Drive Guidebook that contains hotel vouchers, driving directions, Itinerary, maps, brochures, general information, routings, discount shopping coupons and an extensive sightseeing section.
Not included in this tour: Meals, Overnight parking charges if applicable, Flights – Please contact us to arrange flights direct into Washington, DC with our airline partner British Airways. Car Hire - Please contact us to arrange car hire with our rental partner Alamo rent a car or go to our hotels & car sections of our website to obtain an instant car hire quote.
Hotel accommodations are offered on two quality levels: "standard" typically 2/3 star hotels providing clean and moderate accommodations with several basic facilities, some with a limited dining room and sometimes a swimming pool. "Select" indicates a more superior style of accommodation typically of a 3/4 star quality, in a central location with extended facilities including a dining room and usually a swimming pool. Rooms in both levels of accommodation choice provide private facilities and are based on the hotels standard or lead in room type.
Prices: All rates quoted are per adult person per package in Great British Pounds and include all taxes. Up to two children under 12 can normally stay free when sharing the same room with two adults in standard accommodation. Max of 2 guests in Select accommodation.
Standard Accommodation
Tour Departs Every Day
01 Apr – 08 May 2018
09 May – 26 Aug 2018
27 Aug – 19 Sep 2018
20 Sep – 07 Oct 2018 £1593 £806 £524 £455
08 Oct – 26 Nov 2018 £1351 £685 £491 £394
27 Nov 2018 – 20 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019 – 31 Mar 2019

Select Accommodation
Tour Departs Every Day
Double/Twin Triple Quad
01 Apr – 12 May 2018
13 May – 23 May 2018
24 May – 23 Jun 2018
24 Jun – 23 Aug 2018 £2441 £1252 £860 £674
24 Aug – 18 Oct 2018 £2008 £1129 £795 £623
19 Oct – 17 Nov 2018 £1956 £1008 £705 £565
18 Nov 2018 – 22 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019 – 31 Mar 2019

To book this tour, flights, car hire or extra nights, please call us on 0844 80 444 80. We are open 7 days a week.

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